These bars are tasty, crunchy and full of healthy ingredients! Vanilla Vital Protein gives them an extra boost of protein and enhances their flavour creating a sweet snack on the go. These muesli bars are also a healthy alternative to your morning breakfast routine – just serve with a smoothie or yoghurt and fresh fruit.
½ cup (125 ml) coconut oil
1-2 tsp coconut oil (for preparing the baking pan)
¼ cup (approx. 60 ml) almond butter or macadamia nut butter
½ cup coconut sugar or rapadura sugar
½ cup (125 ml) honey or agave
2 cups (180 grams) rolled oats
½ cup desiccated (shredded) coconut
¼ cup raisins, goji berries or currants (or a mixture of all 3)
¼ cup Vanilla Vital Protein powder (or plain)
¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts and or almond
½ cup sunflower seeds (reserve ¼ cup for topping)
½ cup pumpkin seeds (reserve ¼ cup for topping)
4 tbsp sesame seeds (reserve 2 tbsp for topping)
2 tbsp honey (for drizzling over bar before baking)
¼ tsp salt
Optional: 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 160C/320F.
- Line a medium baking pan with baking paper and generously rub coconut oil on the paper and set aside.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine coconut oil, nut butter, coconut sugar, honey (or agave) and salt.
- Cook on low heat while stirring for 3 to 4 minutes, until the ingredients have melted and dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add the rolled oats, shredded coconut, Vital Protein Powder and half the nuts and seeds. Optional: Add raisins, currants and/or goji berries. Mix thoroughly.
- Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
- Spread remaining nuts and seeds over the mixture and drizzle 2 tablespoons honey (or agave) on top.
- Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes until golden brown around the edges and the middle is semi set.
Note: Check bars after 15 minutes to see if the top is browning too quickly. Cover with baking paper, if required.
- Remove from oven and cool completely in the pan. Lift from pan by pulling up on the baking paper.
- Transfer to a chopping board and cut into desired sized squares. Remove the baking paper. As an alternative, you can also roll into bite-size balls while the bar is still warm.
Note: These muesli bars will keep in an airtight container or wrapped in baking paper then foil for a few days.